Montana State University
Department Name TBD
Position Number TBD
Starting Date Upon successful completion of selection process
Starting Salary Minimum wage of $11.48 per hour, consideration of higher wage dependent upon demonstrated
exceptional relevant qualifications
Benefits Eligible for benefits
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Bargaining Unit Laborers
Overtime Status Eligible for overtime
Description Descriptive paragraph on the department to be written by the Department.
Such as (this will need to be customized to your specific job):
Custodians provide cleaning maintenance service for interiors of all MSU academic and public
buildings to include, but not limited to: bathrooms, lobbies, elevators, hallways, stairways, entrance
areas, offices, break rooms, locker rooms, apartments and guest rooms for conference housing, food
service areas, or any area designated by the supervisor. This may also include preparations for and
cleaning up after special events.
Custodians may work individually or on a team in one of multiple assignment areas. They must
maintain good communication channels with supervisors and coworkers and perform related duties
Duties include, but may not be limited to: scrubbing, mopping, washing, sealing, disinfecting and
polishing hard surface floors; vacuuming and shampooing carpeted floors; dusting, polishing, and
straightening furniture; washing windows and mirrors; restroom cleaning and re stocking supplies,
polishing bathroom and shower fixtures; cleaning boards and erasers; emptying trash receptacles to
dumpsters; replacing light bulbs and fluorescent tubes; moving chairs, tables and floor machinery;
removal of snow and debris from entrances and stairways; handling commercial (industrial) cleaning
chemicals; moving supplies and heavy equipment up and down stairs in buildings without elevators
and in and out of maintenance vehicles, and building security.
Required 1. Six months of full-time (or part-time equivalent) commercial or industrial custodial or janitorial
Qualifications work experience which includes public interaction.
2. Experience using: a) custodial equipment including floor buffers, automatic scrubbers and
commercial carpet cleaners. b) Commercial cleaning products and chemicals including floor
strippers and finishes.
3. Working knowledge of commercial or industrial cleaning methods and procedures. (Please list
examples of procedures followed.)
4. Knowledge of safety procedures. (Please list examples of safety procedures in a janitorial
5. Proven ability to enforce building and security regulations. (Please give examples.)
5. Experience organizing and prioritizing work assignments. (Please give examples.)
6. Experience working effectively with minimal or no supervision.
7. Experience accurately following standard instructions and procedures.
Preferred 1. High school graduation or G.E.D.
The Successful The successful candidate will have also have the following abilities: to demonstrate a prior
Candidate attendance record which did not adversely affect work performance; to effectively operate work-
related equipment; to correctly follow instructions; to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with residents, co-workers and the public; and to represent the department to others in a
professional and courteous manner.
Special 1. In addition to completing the Criminal Records Check Information Sheet, a comprehensive
Requirements criminal background check will be performed on the final candidate for this position.
2. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and move items (such as stacking chairs, folding tables, setting up
portable stages, carrying floor sealer, etc.) up and down stairs in buildings without elevators
3. Must be able to walk up and down stairs; go up and down step ladder; stand for extended periods
of time; and grip handles on cleaning equipment. Custodian will have exposure to inclement
weather and cleaning solutions.
Note 1. ***Various evening shifts available. Shifts will occasionally change dependant on special events
and operational needs of the department.
Application Applications must be received by 5:00 pm, Month XX, 2009. Applications will not be accepted
Deadline after the deadline. OR Screening of applications will begin on Month xx, 2010, and continue until a
suitable applicant is hired.
Application To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified
Procedure Employment Application.
The applicant MUST submit a MSU Application along with responses to the required and
preferred qualifications. Electronic submissions in Word or PDF are highly preferred but hard
copies will be accepted. An original signature on the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet
is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials
Montana State University
P.O. Box xxxxxx
Bozeman, MT 59717-xxxx
ADA/EO/AA/VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU
provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. MSU makes
accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an
employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To claim veteran's preference or request accommodation, contact MSU
Human Resources/Personnel & Payroll Services, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651. MSU's Affirmative Action
Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures are on the Web at www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/.